Larry Silverstein’s new debt platform sees a “financing gap” in construction lending

Larry Silverstein’s recently launched debt platform sees a “financing gap” in the construction lending space. The investor and developer earlier this year set up its first lending venture, Silverstein Capital Partners, which is backed by a sovereign wealth fund an a pension fund with “deep pockets.” The platform will focus on shovel-ready, ground up construction[…]

This startup co-founder wants to eliminate real estate’s “middlemen”

Sam Tabar, who co-founded Fluidity — a year-old startup in Williamsburg that offers tokenization technology to broker-dealers and financial firms — wants to shake up the investment business. But he said promoting such a novel financial tool in the often-staid real estate market can be a challenge, even if it’s meant to relieve several ills.[…]

Co-working company Bond Collective expands into Soho, Greenpoint

Co-working company Bond Collective is branching out into two new neighborhoods. The New York City-based firm inked a 25,000-square-foot lease for six floors at 158 Lafayette Street in Soho and a 23,000-square-foot lease in the former Levitown Lightbulb Factory at Tryad Group’s 276 Greenpoint Avenue in Greenpoint. Both leases have 10-year terms and no brokers[…]